As of 7am we have climbed the list to the number 2 spot for all time wettest months on record in Baltimore with 15.04". We are just 3.31" away with 6 days left in the month from beating the all time wettest month on record which was in August 1955 courtesy of Tropical Storm Connie and Diane.
Definitely a record that we do not want to break not unusual this year in what already seems to be a wet Summer with May, June, and now July registering a combined 27.98".
4.07" of that amount came on July 24, 2018 breaking an old daily record of 1.73" set back in 1961. July 24, 2018 along with July 21, 2018 yielded 8.86" of rain alone which is a part the recent 3 month stretch that had 9 different days measuring at least 1"+ of rain yielding an overall yearly total of 39.73" which is 16"+ above the normal.
Simply put that's a lot of water in a very short period of time. Just think if it was colder we would have over 100" of snow since 1" of water equates to 10" of snow by meteorological standards.
Fortunately for us it's not snow they we continue to contend with but instead more rain and flooding concerns. The numbers above look to continue to climb as additional rain pulls up from the Carolinas later today.
For that reason the Flash Flood Watch has been extended across the area until 6pm Wednesday evening for an additional 1-2" of rain with localized heavier pockets expected.
Once again it will not be raining all the time but when it does we look to easily run into high water concerns. The greatest concerns for flooding remain in our northern suburbs of Baltimore, Carroll, and Frederick counties where area waterways remain bank full.
If you live in a low lying area remember to seek higher ground when a warning is issued. Never drive through high water since you may not know what is underneath of it or in it. The old saying "Remember Turn Around Don't Drown." A common saying that oh so many do not listen too. Please do not take it for granted since these situations look to change very quickly.
Drier times ahead for your Thursday and into the upcoming weekend. A few weak cold frontal boundaries will roll through the area giving us much drier days ahead with just a few small storm chances Friday and Saturday afternoon.